About the Marin Family Birth Center
The Marin Family Birth Center is a branch of the Marin City Health and Wellness Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The birth center's doors opened in August of 2016 as a part of the FQHC's mission to provide innovative health care services throughout the entire life cycle. Through a holistic, integrated approach, our birth center practitioners and partner clinics aim to impact perinatal outcomes. With wraparound services such as nutritional education, exercise, social services, perinatal care, medical and dental care, and support groups, we lay a foundation for a lifetime of optimal health for both mother and child.
WE BELIEVE THAT...
Women are asking for—and deserve—choices in childbirth.
Midwifery is a woman-centered, culturally sensitive model of maternity care.
Midwifery is a low-cost, safe approach to birth that reduces the risk of unnecessary interventions and surgery.
Midwifery improves maternal health by providing comprehensive perinatal care,
Midwifery includes longer pre- and post-natal visits, education and respect for women’s choices in regardless of her ability to pay